MAKANA LEADERSHIP

We help people
lead with purpose
and create social change

It's about leadership, and it's about right.

We see ourselves as a boutique education company that believes in social justice and doing the right things. To achieve this, we provide a range of authentic consulting services to schools and trusts throughout the UK to help them develop great leaders and great culture. We work collaboratively with CEOs, headteachers, governors, trustees and a range of other partners to support in the delivery of wholesome and sustainable leadership solutions. Why? Because social justice matters.

Who


Andrew Morrish

Founder and Director

Andrew Morrish has worked in the teaching profession for almost 30 years. He has been a headteacher since the age of 29, leading challenging multicultural schools across the country. He knows the journey of school transformation inside out, and is the author of 'The Art of Standing Out' and 'The Authentic Leader' (October 2022). Andrew is a former founder CEO, inspector and National Leader of Education.

THE MAKANA MISSION

Our mission is simple: To help organisations bring people together to lead with purpose and create social change.

It's about leadership, and it's about right.

What


We offer the following tailor-made packages and services to schools and organisations:

 

STRATEGY AND IMPROVEMENT

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COACHING AND MENTORING

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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SPEAKING AND EVENTS

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DOING

We work with schools to help transform leadership and create social change.

We've been talking about it a lot to anyone who will listen. See for yourself what we've been up to.

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Exclusively for headteachers, system leaders and CEOs.

We offer a range of bespoke coaching packages designed for individuals or leadership teams to help them get even better. Enquire now to discover how we can help you build a sustainable coaching culture across your school or trust.

testimonials


Leaders like us

Headteacher

Leeds, 2020

I really enjoyed the session today and feel inspired about my focused actions for the future. I've had a great conversation with my chair of governors tonight, capturing how we need to re-focus governor measures and pull everything back to our values, vision and strategy. A great day!

Trust CEO

Devon, 2021

I found the session really helpful and left feeling less foggy with some real clarity about how to sharpen what we do. You managed to sum up, much more succinctly than me, what it is I'm struggling with. I was buzzing after our session!

Headteacher

East London, 2021

Thank you! I can't express how much your coaching has really developed my thinking but also supported actionable steps! I am looking forward to continuing our working relationship.

Chair of Trustees

Birmingham, 2021

I felt very happy with the way last week's CEO performance management reviews went. Thanks for making it smooth and more productive and for supporting the board through this new approach and process.

AUTHOR

Following the success of 'The Art of Standing Out', Andrew's new book, 'The Authentic Leader' will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2022.

Find out more about other books Andrew has contributed to including 'The Headteacher's Handbook', 'The Working Class', 'Wholesome Leadership' and 'Leadership for Tomorrow'.

Reviews


Struggling to join it all up?

We are here to help you put the pieces back together. Aligning your core purpose with vision and strategy is the key to building great culture. It's on culture on purpose. It's what we do.

BLOG

We love writing things down and sharing ideas.

We’d love you to engage, give us a follow and retweet on Twitter. Or simply grab a coffee, relax and dive right in. Either way, that’s what it’s there for.

CREATING STAND OUT SCHOOLS

A PLD experience for leaders based on the themes in The Art of Standing Out.

Learn how to flip the inspection framework and transform your school from special measures to standingout in a way that is wholesome, nourishing and ethical, without giving two hoots about Ofsted. And all in one thousand days. As featured on the new MA in Ethical Leadership at Leeds Beckett University.

KEYNOTE

"That was one of the most relevant and awe inspiring keynotes I have ever heard. So many things to take back to my staff. Thanks!"

School leader, Twitter

MAKANA, THE LEGEND

“A little known story well worth rescuing from the mists of history.” Metro

Watch a short video and read about the inspiring true story of Makana, and how real people came together to make change happen. It's about leadership, and it's about right.

Contact


To make a booking or get in touch, simply click on the email link below, give us a call, hit the social media buttons, or fill out the contact form. Do them all if you want. We’d love to hear from you.

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Our vision is a just society with an education system that ensures achievement for all.